Sri Lanka president resists militant monks and Marxists, likely to survive

President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has staked her government’s future on a tsunami aid-sharing deal with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, is likely to survive a threatened walkout by her Marxist coalition partner, officials and analysts said Tuesday. President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has staked her government’s future on a tsunami aid-sharing deal with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, is likely to survive a threatened walkout by her Marxist coalition partner, officials and analysts said Tuesday. Kumaratunga must choose between appeasing the communists or risking three billion dollars in foreign aid linked to her controversial plan to disburse relief with the help of Tiger rebels.



President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has

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